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Botox and restylane injections

How doctors can safely perform cosmetic injections

Todd Schaeffer, MD, FACS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine, discusses how all doctors can safely incorporate injecting botox and restylane into their practice.

Summary:
Botox and restylane can be safely injected by doctors if they have a good knowledge of anatomy, have proper training and know how to deal with the complications of such cosmetic procedures.

References and Resources
Hexsel D, Rutowitsch MS, de Castro LC, do Prado DZ, Lima MM. Blind multicenter study of the efficacy and safety of injections of a commercial preparation of botulinum toxin type A reconstituted up to 15 days before injection. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Jun;35(6):933-9; discussion 940. Epub 2009 Apr 21.
Brandt MG, Al Gilani M, Balderston J, Davidson R, Moore CC, Taylor M. Microbiologic assessment of multidose Restylane for facial augmentation. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;11(4):271-3.

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